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One camera in Victoria catches 105 speeding drivers a day

By Cameron Kirby, 17 Mar 2020 News

One camera in Victoria catches 105 speeding drivers a day

It’s estimated $110 million in fines are issued by 50 cameras alone

In Victoria 1254 motorists are fined on average each day by the state’s 50 most profitable cameras alone.

Across the state’s entire camera network, the unit that issued the most infringement notices was at the intersection of King Street and La Trobe Street near the heart of Melbourne.

For the 2018/19 financial year, the camera dished out fines to 38,705 drivers – an average of 105 every day, or about four an hour.

The West Melbourne camera is a new top-earner for Victoria, a spot previously held by the infamous camera at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road in Chadstone.

Read more: Victorians pay almost $1m a day in speeding fines

At its peak, the Chadstone unit was fining more than 50,000 people a year. For 2018/19 the figure was 34,019 – down just over 1000 infringements compared to the prior 12 months.

Interestingly, Victoria no longer reports the revenue figures of each individual camera.

The last time it did was during the 2017/18 financial year, with $338 million in fines being dished out across 1.3 million infringement notices.

That year the Warrigal Road camera was the state’s top earner, bringing in $8.4 million worth of fines after nabbing 35,075 motorists in a 12 month period.

Read more: Victorian safety camera earns more than $1500 an hour

Using that as a rough guide, you could estimate that the King Street camera that was the state’s most prolific finer for ‘18/19 likely added circa $9 million to government coffers.

Using the same average of a $240 fine per infringement, Victoria’s top 50 cameras combined we would estimate have earned roughly $110 million for the state.

Revenue from fixed speed cameras in Victoria peaked in the 2016/17 financial year, with $363.1 million added to the government’s coffers.

The most prolific mobile camera in the state for ‘18/19 was located at Ballarat Road, Footscray, according to government figures.

Read more: Australians paid $1.1 billion in speeding fines last financial year

During a 12 month period it issued infringements to 5105 drivers, sneaking into the top 50 cameras list.

A full rundown of the state’s best performing speed and red light cameras is below:

Camera site Number of infringements
At The Intersection Of King Street And La Trobe Street, West Melbourne 38,705
At The Intersection Of Warrigal Road And Batesford Road, Chadstone 34,019
At The Intersection Of Fitzroy Street And Lakeside Drive, St Kilda 29,766
At The Intersection Of Flinders Street And William Street, Melbourne 18,976
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound 17,075
At The Intersection Of Geelong Road And Droop Street, Footscray 15,417
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows 12,104
Princes Freeway, Little River, Point Wilson Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound 11,684
Princes Freeway, Point Cook, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound 11,328
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing, Forsyth Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound 11,059
Eastlink, Rowville, Southbound, Wellington Road Bridge 10,909
Peninsula Link Freeway, Moorooduc, Northbound, Loders Road Bridge 9,998
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street 9,517
Eastlink, Keysborough, Southbound, Dandenong Bypass Bridge 9,443
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Geelong Bound 9,334
At The Intersection Of North Road and Clayton Road, Oakleigh East 9,261
Western Ring Road, Laverton North, Northbound, Boundary Road South Side Gantry 9,069
Eastlink, Rowville, Northbound, Wellington Road Bridge - Lane 3 8,600
Princes Freeway, Point Wilson, Point Wilson Road Bridge, Geelong Bound 7,777
Monash Freeway, approximately 470 metres South of High Street, Glen Iris 7,593
Eastlink, Keysborough, Northbound, Dandenong Bypass Bridge 7,454
Monash Freeway, approximately 290 metres South of High Street, Glen Iris 7,345
At The Intersection Of Burke Road And Old Burke Road, Kew East 7,318
At The Intersection Of Whitehorse Road And Surrey Road, Blackburn 7,129
At The Intersection Of Stud Road And Heatherton Road, Dandenong 7,114
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Mount Dandenong Road, Ringwood 6,266
Domain Tunnel, Melbourne, approximately 725 metres after the tunnel entrance 6,183
At The Intersection Of Dandenong-Frankston Road And Skye Road, Frankston 5,922
Eastlink, Rowville, Northbound, Wellington Road Bridge 5,898
At The Intersection Of Brighton Road and Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 5,753
At The Intersection Of Warrigal Road And North Road, Oakleigh 5,715
At The Intersection Of Exhibition Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne 5,643
At The Intersection Of Brighton Road And Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 5,621
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street - Eastbound, Lilydale 5,383
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows 5,343
Peninsula Link Fwy, Moorooduc, Northbound, Loders Rd 5,323
At The Intersection Of Cemetery Road West and Royal Parade, Parkville 5,269
At The Intersection Of Nicholson Street And Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 5,111
Ballarat Road, Footscray - Mobile 5,105
Eastlink, Rowville, Southbound, Wellington Road Bridge 5,079
Peninsula Link Freeway, Moorooduc, Southbound, Mornington-Tyabb Road Bridge 4,973
Peninsula Link Freeway, Moorooduc, Northbound, Loders Road Bridge 4,703
Western Ring Road, Sunshine West, Southbound, Boundary Road North Side Gantry 4,688
Peninsula Link Freeway, Moorooduc, Southbound, Eramosa Road West Bridge 4,675
At The Intersection Of Dandenong Road And Clayton Road, Oakleigh East 4,655
At The Intersection Of Alexandra Parade And George Street, Fitzroy North 4,599
Peninsula Link Freeway, Frankston, Northbound, Skye Road Bridge 4,594
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows 4,485
At The Intersection Of Warrigal Road And Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham 4,420
At The Intersection Of Middleborough Road And Eastern Freeway, Box Hill North 4,295
Total infringements issued (July 2018 to June 2019) 457,695